Taos MainStreet is Reimagining Downtown

As a place reflecting our rich, authentic culture and creativity…

…Served by streets, sidewalks, and paths that promote walkability and access

Hosting diverse, thriving businesses that expand opportunity…

…Full of appealing public spaces and events that bring the community together

With affordable, attractive housing and business spaces…

…Reestablished as the economic and cultural heart of the community.

The Downtown Taos MainStreet project (DTMS) is an independent, local nonprofit, committed to facilitating a shared vision for our downtown by encouraging economic vitality and celebrating Taos’ cultural and historical assets. After a year of working through a rigorous state accelerator program, DTMS obtained its full MainStreet designation from the state and federal programs.

Taos MainStreet District Map

Goals for Downtown Taos

  • Promote prudent economic development
  • Preserve local characteristics and values
  • Support entrepreneurs and creatives
  • Foster a healthy community

Support our Projects

Donate to Taos MainStreet to provide support for our downtown improvements and community projects. Your gift helps us create positive, lasting change and improvement in the heart of our community by connecting people, programming and policy creation. Use the button below to securely donate any amount through PayPal.


Working with New Mexico Mainstreet

MainStreet engages in place-making projects large and small to create the conditions for revitalizing downtowns. NM MainStreet projects over the past 35 years in both rural and urban areas have had impressive results. Projects for Taos may include improved building facades and sidewalks, development of retail events and a work center, opening downtown walkways and alleys, additional wayfinding and inviting common spaces, and innovative uses of buildings for diverse sectors.

Activating Public Spaces in Downtown Taos